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the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessing be upon him) said: “There will come upon the people a time when holding onto the religion will be like holding onto hot coal.” It appears that we are entering again those times that the prophet ( SAW) described...

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Anas ibn Maalik (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessing be upon him) said:  «There will come upon the people a time when holding onto the religion will be like holding onto hot coal. » (Tirmidhi)

It appears that we are entering again those times that the prophet ( SAW) described, holding on to hot coals. If we ponder the current situation the Muslims are facing  around the world, it feels like that we are going through that path. The path other Muslims had lived before us starting from Makkah at the times of the prophet ( SAW) , following the Muslims who lived through the times of Crusades, then the invasion of the Mongol to the point that millions of Muslims were killed in Baghdad alone. They were holding on to a hot coals, their religion.

We need to equip ourselves with knowledge, strengthen our imaan by going back to the Quraan and sunnah , that's the only way we can await victory from Allah ( SWT).
The prophet (SAW) said:  «O mankind! I have left behind over you that which if you hold fast to it, you will never go astray: the book of Allah and the sunnah of His prophet.»
Each on of us needs to hold on to the book of Allah and the sunnah , hold tight even if you are tortured and it feels like you are holding hot coals, never let go. Even if you feel you can't bare the heat that is arising from the coal and burning your flesh, never let go. Even if it leaves unremovable marks, never let go. It is the sign that will pass on to generations after generations  that you were once holding on to your religion ( Islam ) as if you were holding on to hot coals.

"Our Lord, shower us with patience, set our feet firm, and grant us victory against those who deny the truth".

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